Days of Our Lives (DOOL) Spoilers: Xander and Gwen’s Redemption, Better Together? EP Teases New Dynamic
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers reveal that Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) began going back to his old ways after losing Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey). Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) has always been naughty, but we are starting to see her have a heart. Executive producer Ken Corday teased that Xander and Gwen are better people together, so redemption could be next.
Xander Cook’s Heartbreak
DOOL spoilers reveal that Sarah changed Xander for the better. Salem’s bad boy wasn’t fully redeemed, though. He went from complete evil to half-and-half, which made him an interesting partner for goody-two-shoes Sarah. However, Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) ruined that relationship and nobody even realizes it. After Sarah disappeared, Xander was heartbroken, spent all his time drinking and reverted back to his old ways.
DOOL Spoilers: Gwen Rizczech’s Bitterness
Meanwhile, there is Gwen, who has done nothing but torment Abigail DiMera (Marci Miller) since she came to Salem. Gwen is angry, bitter and resentful and fans have never seen her as anything else. Despite her troubled childhood and traumatic experiences, viewers do not sympathize with Gwen.
Sacrifice, Guilt and a Heart
Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Xander tried to help Gwen by dealing with Dr. Clay Snyder (Michael Lowry), who was forcing her to deliver drugs. The doctor ended up dying from a heart attack. Instead of dialing 911, Xander dumped Dr. Snyder’s body in the lake. When the truth started to come out, Xander told Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) that he was the person dealing drugs for Dr. Snyder. By doing that, Xander sacrificed his friendship with Jack, no longer had a place to live and nearly went to prison.
In an interesting character evolution, viewers are starting to see Gwen actually has a heart. For the first time, she seems to feel guilty about Xander losing everything because of her. Gwen does try to make things right by confessing to her father. The manipulator knows that she could lose Jack forever, but is willing to take that risk in order to do the right thing. Gwen was able to tell Jack half of the truth before there was an emergency that cut the conversation short.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Villains Better Together
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, executive producer Ken Corday teased that Xander and Gwen are better people together than they are apart.
“We’re exploring the dynamic with this couple. They’re both not so bad at heart, and maybe will make each other better people by being together. Xander sacrifices his freedom for Gwen’s. Gwen tries to help Xander, but ends up in hot water herself.”
What do you think of Xander and Gwen being paired as a couple? Do you believe there is any possibility of redemption for Gwen?
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